Oct 03

Lots and lots of new production stills from “Catherine the Great” have been added to the photo gallery, including many wonderful promotional pictures of Helen as well as new posters. For a complete overview, have a look at the list below.

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Photo Gallery – Career Photography – Catherine the Great – Production Stills
Photo Gallery – Career Photography – Catherine the Great – Promotional Stills
Photo Gallery – Career Photography – Catherine the Great – Posters & Key-Art

Sep 28

On Friday, Helen Mirren helped launch Graham Norton’s 26th season of his beloved show, promoting the UK release of “Catherine the Great” while sharing Graham’s red sofa with RuPaul, Jack Whitehall and Simon Reeve. In reference to Ru Paul’s UK premiere of “Ru Paul’s Drag Race”, Mirren joked that her husband Taylor Hackford’s sons Rio and Alexander were “slightly in shock” when she showed them around the popular gay entertainment venue the Vauxhall Tavern years ago. “There’s a real historic tradition of drag in London and I was growing up and first came to London on a Friday night there was often a drag show. There is a very famous drag pub – the Vauxhall Tavern – and when I first got together with my husband he had two young sons. I thought it would show these two young Californian boys something of the real London, so I took them to the Vauxhall Tavern.” She added: “These poor kids were slightly in shock but they certainly remember it as being very cool. It was cool, and I love my London.” The full episode can be watched below and in the video archive while screencaptures and promotional stills have been added to the photo gallery. By the way, this is Helen’s seventh appearance on The Graham Norton show – you can find all previous appearances in the video archive.

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Photo Gallery – Video Archive – Talkshows – The Graham Norton Show (2019)
Photo Gallery – Public Appearances – 2019 – Taping of “The Graham Norton Show
Photo Gallery – Television Specials & Appearances – The Graham Norton Show (September 27, 2019)

Sep 25

Earlier this evening, “Catherine the Great” celebrated its premiere in London, providing Helen Mirren with an entrance worthy of a Queen. A first batch of pictures have been added to the photo gallery, with more information to come. Edit: Over 100 additional images have been added to the photo gallery with many thanks to Joan for the contributions. Also, video footage from the premiere as well as a news segment by Entertainment Tonight Canada have been added to the video archive.

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Photo Gallery – Public Appearances – 2019 – Catherine the Great Premiere (London)

Sep 23

With over 60 films under her belt, Helen won an Emmy in 2006 for her lead role in TV mini-series, Elizabeth I, and the following year, won an Oscar for her outstanding portrayal of Queen Elizabeth II in The Queen. Now she is marking her return to the small screen in style, after a decade long absence, playing Catherine the Great in a new Sky period drama that promises to be jam-packed full of politics, passion and power. The story charts the dramatic rise and fallof arguably the most powerful female monarch in history.

The four-part historical drama will focus on the final stages of Catherine’s reign and her affairwith Russian military leader Grigory Potemkin -the man who ultimately helped her shape Russia’s future and expand the country’s Empire. Helen explains that she hopes she can change the perception of the Russian monarch, often remembered more for her promiscuity than her politics. “History tried to drag Catherine down because history doesn’t really like very successful, powerful women. I hope we are going to reinstate her reputation as the incredible leader that she was. I’m not saying she didn’t have her faults. She made mistakes and finished up quite tyrannical but she was originally a reformer of this vast, vast country.” The complete article can be read in the press library.

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Photo Gallery – Articles & Scans – My Weekly (United Kingdom, September 17, 2019)

Sep 08

I’ve spent the last couple of weeks working in the background on updating all of the career pages, covering Helen Mirren’s work in film, on television and the stage, and also adding pages for all her voice work productions. Contrary to my original plan, I didn’t add pages for every documentary appearance or tv special interview, because, well, they’re pretty self-explanatory and most of them are available in the video archive. So, have a look at the all-updated career pages, which are now complete!

Feature Films
Details on all of Helen’s theatrically released films, from Herostratus to Fast & Furious
Television Films and Series
Performances in mini-series and movies made for television, including Prime Suspect
Theatre Productions
Helen’s acclaimed theater performances from the Royal Shakespare Company to Broadway
Voice Work
Audio books, podcasts and narrations in feature films and documentaries
Documentaries & Special Programmes
Appearances in documentaries, on television programmes and tv specials
Online Videos, Commericals & PSAs
Public service announcements, commercials and interviews produced for online video projects